We are sure that you want to know more about government leaders of the country. Here we have for you the list of current ministers in Nigeria. Read on to find out the main facts about the people who make important decisions in Nigeria.
The main information about current ministers of Nigeria
There are 24 federal ministers at the present, each of them is responsible for a certain aspect of government services. Current ministers in Nigeria received their positions in 2015. Checkout some facts about these officials.
- Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
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Audu Innocent Ogbeh is a current minister of this sector. The official was born on July 28, 1947, in Otukpo, Benue State. He was appointed into office in 2015. He is also known for his literary works, he is the author of five plays, three of them are published. He studied in King's College in Lagos, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, University of Toulouse in France.
- Minister of Budget and National Planning
The name of the minister is Udoma Udo Udoma, he born in Akwa Ibom State. From King's College in Lagos, he moved into Oxford University where he received B.A. (Law) degree and a B.C.L. degree in jurisprudence. He also received a degree from the Nigerian Law School.
- Minister of Communication
Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu is a current holder of this position. He was born on March 23, 1953, the place of birth is Saki, Oyo State. Now he is known as the youngest Member of Oyo House of Assembly.
- Minister of Defence
Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali holds the position, he was born on August 25, 1959, his homeland is Zamfara State. He has degrees from Kaduna Polytechnic, Bayero University Kano, and Bangladesh University of Professionals.
- Minister of Education
Current education minister in Nigeria is Mallam Adamu Adamu. He was born in Katagum, Bauchi State in 1961. He is known as a writer and former journalist. He received education at Ahmadu Bello University and Columbia University's School of Journalism. The minister is known polyglot who can speak more than five languages.
- Minister of Environment
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Ibrahim Usman Jibril holds the position. His place of birth is in Nasarawa Town, Nasarawa, and the date of birth is January 27, 1958.
- Federal Capital Territory minister
The name of a minister is Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello. The minister was born in Adamawa State on January 8, 1959.
- Minister of Finance
Kemi Adeosun was born on March 9, 1967, the place of birth is London, the United Kingdom. She was appointed in 2015. She received education in the United Kingdom.
- Minister of Foreign Affairs
The position is held by Geoffrey Jideofor Kwusike Onyeama. The official was born on February 2, 1956, in Enugu, Enugu State. He has a Political Science degree from Columbia University and a degree in Law from St John's College.The Minister also has a degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
- Minister of Health
Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole is a current minister of this sector. He was born on May 5, 1954, in Ilesa, Osun State. He served in the University of Ibadan as vice-chancellor and president of the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer.
- Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment
Dr. Okechukwu Enyinna Enelamah holds the position at the present time. The year of birth is 1965. He studied in University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Harvard University. The minister was awarded with national prizes in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
- Minister of Information
The name of the minister is Lai Mohammed, his year of birth is 1952. He has degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Lagos and Nigerian Law School.
- Minister of Interior
Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau is the holder of this position, he was born on March 14, 1954. He has degrees from Kent State University and the University of Keele.
- Minister of Justice
Abubakar Malami was born on April 17, 1967, in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State. He is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and prominent lawyer. He received education in Usmanu Danfodiyo University and the University of Maiduguri where he obtained master's degree in Public Administration.
- Minister of Labour and Employment
Today this position is held by Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige, he was born on August 8, 1952. He has a degree from the University of Nigeria-Nsukka.
- Minister of Niger Delta
Usani Uguru Usani holds the position. His homeland is Nko, Cross River State, birth date is January 27, 1961. He is also a lecturer, pastor, the minister studied in Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Queen Mary and Westfield College and the University of London.
- Minister of Petroleum
Did you know that President Muhammadu Buhari holds this position? The minister of State for Petroleum is Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu. The place of birth is Onicha-Ugbo, Delta State, he was born onDecember 18, 1956. He studied law at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigerian Law School and Harvard University.
- Minister of Power, Works, and Housing
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The name of the minister is Babatunde Raji Fashola. He was born in Lagos on June 28, 1963. He has degrees in Law.
- Minister of Science and Technology
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu was born on December 1, 1951, in Ohaozara LGA, Ebonyi State.
- Minister of Solid Minerals
John Kayode Fayemi is the current minister of the sector. He was born on February 9, 1965, in Isan-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
- Minister of Transportation
The name of the minister is Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. He was born on May 27, 1965, in Ubima Town, Rivers State. He has English Studies and Literature degree from the University of Port Harcourt.
- Minister of Water Resources
The current minister of this sector is Suleiman Hussein Adamu. She was born in 1963 in Kaduna.
- Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development
Aisha Alhassan holds this position at present. The minister was born on September 16, 1959, in Taraba State. She was the first woman appointed as a Taraba State Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General.
- Minister of Youth and Sports
Barrister Solomon Selcap Dalung is the holder of this position at present. He was born on September 26, 1964, in Sabon Gida.
Now you know the names of current ministers in Nigeria and primary information about these officials.
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Source: Cabinet of Nigeria